Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Chadron. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at MPC Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 308-432-5301 or make an appointment with us online.